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CPC30413 Certificate III in Demolition

This qualification is designed to meet the needs of specialist demolition workers who dismantle and demolish public, residential, commercial and industrial buildings of all types, and process the resulting materials for salvage, recycling and waste disposal.

Occupational titles could include:

  • Demolition worker
  • Demolition plant operator
  • Demolition leading hand

Licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to demolition work in different States and Territories. Candidates are advised to consult with the relevant regulatory authorities.  There are no prerequisite units in this qualification.

Entry Requirements

All students will be required to provide the following prior to being enrolled:

  • Construction Induction White Card
  • Photo ID

Students must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Demonstrate a minimum of 3 years’ experience within demolition (if RPL)
  • Have a valid USI



Demolition is a dangerous and potentially life-threatening field of work, whereby the

safety of both the public, property and demolition professionals is utmost crucial.

This necessitates a solid understanding of the demolition process and the intricacies of dynamics involved therein.

The Licence in Demolition qualification facilitates Project Managers, Project Engineers, Demolition Supervisors and other leading hands in gaining sound practical and actionable knowledge, while polishing the key skills and techniques necessary for planning, managing and maintaining effective and safe demolition practices.

Moreover, the licence and its proven professional effectiveness stand as a shining testament to the following results per graduate data and surveys, alongside relevant market statistics and information available:

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Gained Demolition Licence
The team from Australian Skills & Training Academy were very helpful & I was able to complete my training online. Many doors of opportunity have opened from this course. I am now running own successful construction business thanks to myASTA
Graduate Satisfaction with Training

The best indicator of any licence’s value and success – is not merely the content, training and industry-relevant scope of learning, but also the timeline of satisfaction and the positive experiences that licensees encounter post-qualification.

As per data collected 6 months post-licensing from individuals of the Licence in Demolition qualification, the following are the survey outcomes:

77.7 % — Licensees were completely satisfied with the training

69.3 % — Licensees received job-related benefits from training

These percentages are compelling, as they showcase the depth and industry focused importance that the Licence in Demolition holds for individuals attaining the licensing.

Labour Market Statistics

According to official labour market statistics as per the Department of Employment:

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57,100 individuals were employed in the positions of Architectural, Building & Surveying Technicians in 2015. Furthermore, new job openings over the next 5 years are expected to fall between 25,001 and 50,000 available positions.

Average weekly full time earnings before tax for Architectural, Building & Surveying Technicians in 2014 are: $1,568. Average earnings for all occupations are: $1,200

This puts the expected job openings, industry employability and full-time earnings far above the industry average.

Course Requirements

To achieve the Certificate III in Demolition, the student must demonstrate competency in the following 18 units of competency:

  • CPCCOHS2001A - Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
  • CPCCCM2001A - Read and interpret plans and specifications
  • CPCCCM2010B - Work safely at heights
  • CPCCDE3016A - Identify hazards on demolition sites and apply risk management strategies
  • CPCCDE3017A - Select and use hand tools and equipment for demolition tasks
  • CPCCDE3018A - Select and use small plant and equipment for demolition tasks
  • CPCCDE3019A - Demolish small buildings and structures using hand tools and small plant and equipment
  • CPCCDE3020A - Select and use tools and equipment for hot work in the demolition industry
  • CPCCCM2007B - Use explosive power tools
  • CPCCDE3014A - Remove non-friable asbestos
  • CPCCDE3015A - Remove friable asbestos
  • CPCCDE3022A - Manage demolition recyclable and waste materials using load shifting equipment
  • CPCCDE3023A - Operate skid steer loaders at ground level on demolition sites
  • RIIWHS202D - Enter and work in confined spaces
  • RIIWHS205D - Control traffic with stop-slow bat
  • RIIWHS302D - Implement traffic management plan
  • TLILIC2001 - Licence to operate a forklift truck
  • TLILIC2005 - Licence to operate a boom-type elevating work platform (boom length 11 meters or more)
Delivery Methods

Students can obtain this qualification by either:



The RPL process can be completed as quickly as the student supplies all of the required evidences and accommodates the complete process. We allow 6 months for this process, however most students will complete this within 1 month.

Fees and Funding

The fees for RPL are $3500.


Upon successful completion of the program, students will be issued with a CPC30413 Certificate III in Demolition. If the students do not complete the program, they will be issued with a Statement of Attainment for the units they have completed.

How to Enrol to this course

All enquiries and applications to this course are welcome any time of the year. To apply please make an official enquiry by going through our enquiries page with the link below, alternatively you can call us.

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